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Sep 26, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. it was a national outpouring of people. >> just give us a brief synopsis of what the book is about. >> the book is about the migration experiences of three people who become representative of the larger whole, which was essentially the defection of six million african americans from the south to the north, to the midwest and the west, from 1915, world war i, until 1970 when the south began truly to change. >> i went to a movie last weekend, and they handed me this as i'm going into the movie. i won't tell you what it was, but i want to read it to you. "every day, more migrants are coming into the cities to seek a better life for their children. the scale of this massive migration from the poor countryside to the burgeoning cities is unprecedented in human history. the migrants provide a constant and cheap source of labor for x country's "booming cities. and the thriving economy is built on the backs of those citizens." do you have any idea what country that is? >> well, it could be almost any -- it could be any country, but i'm thinking the united states and southerners. but i wrote this book w
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